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Entries for September 2010

Official unveiling of the Flooded Forest Exhibit Monday, Oct. 4, 2010 , 8:30 a.m.   New York, NY – Thursday, September 30, 2010 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo is hosting a breakfast to celebrate community partnerships.   These community collaborations have helped make WCS’s Prospect Park Zoo an important cultural partner in the borough of Brooklyn and a valued institution for the community. As a member of the Heart of Brooklyn cultural c...

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The Tsimané Mosetene Regional Council, WCS’s local partner in the montane rainforests of Bolivia, received the award at a ceremony held on September 20 in New York, honoring its efforts to reduce poverty through sustainable development and biodiversity conservation.

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Leo The Snow Leopard: The True Story of an Amazing Rescue A children’s book that appeals to animal lovers of all ages Signing at Central Park Zoo follows author’s appearance at Ultimate Block Party in Central Park Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010, 2:30 p.m.  New York, NY – date – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo is hosting author New York Times bestselling author Craig Hatkoff for the debut and signing of his latest non-fiction children’s pictur...

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Tiger Mountain exhibit at Bronx Zoo transformed to show both Amur and Malayan tigers side-by-side Exhibit educates millions of visitors each year about plight of wild tigers Tigers are critically endangered with fewer than 3,500 remaining in the wild   View the videos: Malayan cubs: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysx5vi4fZ_Y Amur cubs: www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-KNDaqdrvE Bronx, NY – Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010 – The popular Tiger Mountain exhibit at the Wildlife Conservati...

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Indigenous Council Receives Prestigious Equator Prize 2010 at New York Award Ceremony NEW YORK (September 29, 2010) – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) applauds the selection of their local partner in the montane rainforests of Bolivia—the Consejo Regional Tsimané Mosetene (Tsimané Mosetene Regional Council—CRTM)—as a winner of the prestigious Equator Prize 2010, an honor bestowed on 25 local communities working to reduce poverty through sustainable development and the conserv...

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Save the Date: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5th, 11:00 AM Will Georgia Soon Get Its Peaches from Upstate New York? Is Climate Change Spreading Disease in the Northeaster U.S.?  Can the Adirondacks Lead an Energy Independence Revolution and Save Money Doing It? The answers may surprise you… Join Wildlife Conservation Society Scientist Jerry Jenkins for an online presentation as he discusses the answers to these questions and the findings o...

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Categories: Climate Change

Preview the Haunted Safari Adventure and the Lost Hayride before the public opening   Bronx, NY – Sept. 28, 2010 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo is getting ready for five weekends of the annual Boo at the Zoo festivities and is offering a special opportunity to see the two of the marquee attractions – the Haunted Safari Adventure and the Lost Hayride – before they open to the public. On Wednesday, Sept., 29th at 3:30p.m., members of the media will have an opportun...

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WCS scientists link rising temperatures and rainfall levels to a growing parasite problem for nestling birds in South America.

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Study finds higher temperatures and higher precipitation levels mean greater harm caused by parasites to developing chicks NEW YORK (September 28, 2010)—A Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) study on nesting birds in Argentina finds that increasing temperatures and rainfall—both side effects of climate change in some parts of the world—could be bad for birds of South America, but great for some of their parasites which thrive in warmer and wetter conditions. The study, which looked at nest...

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MOU identifies joint priorities for conservation and sustainable usage NEW YORK (September 22, 2010) – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to coordinate their mutual conservation objectives and activities around the world. The MoU was signed by Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the CBD, and Dr. Steven Sanderson, WCS President and CEO, at the Central Pa...

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